Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Reauthorized


In December, President Trump signed into law the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, reauthorizing and substantially amending the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDP Act). Since the bill’s signing, OJJDP has received several requests for information and guidance regarding the implications of the Act’s provisions to state-level juvenile justice systems and programs. OJJDP is reviewing the bill to identify changes to the JJDP Act that will impact the field and will work with states to implement the new requirements. Please look for future communication and training opportunities from OJJDP on this topic post-federal government shutdown.